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Breath of the Critics: A Qualitative Analysis of Video Game Reviews and How We Should Approach Them

After ascending a series of waterfalls, I’ve reached Ploymus Mountain’s plateau peak. I’m in a land caught in perpetual rainfall, and right now, I’m nervously weighing my options as I…

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[Updated] Michael Pachter Claims Improper Reporting, Defends PC Gamers

UPDATE: In the wake of Pachter’s accusation the Daily Star has updated their original article. It now includes Pachter’s original audio which reveals the quotes in their original article were…

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Steam Score Will No Longer Include Reviews Activated by Product Keys

Steam has been working behind the scenes on improving their review system for a while now, and there are now wheeling out the newest big change that could impact the…

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Ethical and Journalistic Dilemmas: The Broken No Man’s Sky Street Date

The issue that I want to discuss today has to deal with one of most anticipated games of 2016: No Man’s Sky. For those not following, it’s been a little bit…

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[Updated] Warner Bros. settles with FTC on paid YouTube videos

Yesterday, it was announced that the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has settled with the Federal Trade commission for what occurred during the marketing campaign for Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor. Specifically,…

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We Deleted A Sponsored Post, And That’s Important

Hey Raptor Pack / TechRaptor Readers, I wanted to fill you in on why we deleted a sponsored post that we published on Wednesday, something that we’ve done before, and…

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We’re changing how we do affiliated links, here’s why

When it comes to affiliating links and journalism, it’s hard. People like to accuse you of bias purely for including a link to a product, even when there is none,…

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The Escapist – An Opportunity to Discuss Anonymous Sources

The recent dealings between Star Citizen and The Escapist have brought quite a few interesting questions forward to discuss. I’m not all that interested in arguing who is in the…

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Metal Gear Solid V “Review Boot Camps” May Affect Early Numbers

You may have noticed that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is raking in some incredible reviews. Many sites have already awarded it a perfect score or near perfect score as…

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Former Game of War Developer Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Consumer Data

A former developer from one of the most popular freemium mobile games Game of War was arrested on August 20th as he tried to board a plane headed for Beijing, China…